Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sept 10 2008 Earthquake In UAE

Around 3:10 t0 3:15 in the afternoon in my office when I felt something, my chair was shaking I look but no one behind me but no one was there near my place. Then I ask my collegue did someome feel that, I feel there's an earthquake. Then nobody believes me then I told to them let us wait if there's a news after 30 minutes. Just a few minutes my wife called me saying that they are evacuating thier building beacause of the earthquake. Then I realized I am right to what I felt. Later I check the news then This what I find out.

UAE hit by tremors after Iran earthquake

By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief, Al AinLast updated: September 10, 2008, 15:33

Dubai: Severe tremors were felt in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and other parts of the emirates at around 3.08pm local time forcing people to flee from homes and office.

Dubai Police Operations Room, received the first tremor reports from people located in parts of Deira and Bur Dubai, Captain Sultan Al Merri, Duty Officer told Gulf News.
The tremors first struck off the coast of Sharjah, measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale.
The jolts were so severe that they were felt by the people living in the first and second floors of the building. Police and Civil Defence department has not reported any material damage or causalities.

The quake sent a wave of panic among the residents and most them rushed out in the open and safe places.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) is currently been working on collecting details of the earthquake.People living and working in Al Quasis, Bur Dubai and Dubai Media City said that the tremors lasted for a few seconds. Residents in Sharjah reported their buildings swaying. “My office is in Al Quasis. I was so scared. All the 28 people working in our office ran out of the building," said one worker.

The jolts were caused by a powerful earthquake measures 6.2 that occurred in the south-west of the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. The epicentre of the quake was 43km west of the Qishm Island in the Arabian Gulf.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the depth of the quake was some 50km in the earth.

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